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Alexa Stark is based out of Portland, Oregon. Her beliefs lie in sustainability and healthy work habit. Produced in the Portland Garment Factory, where minimal waste is a large concern, any leftover fabric is used in salvage designs or recycled in a creative capacity or put through a fabric recycling system.

Anna Kaszer grew up within a creative fashion family. Inspired by her father’s work in fashion, she spent her early life traveling with him to India where his collections where created by a small family run weaving mill. Having built close working ties and friendships in India, Anna has kept the family tradition to produce her collection in India as well. Anna Kaszer draws up all her patterns and designs by hand. She collaborates closely with her team in India to create the precise color, and print the design details of her timeless and electrifying pieces. 

AVN is a capsule collection by Manuela Arcari of Hache and her son, Gianfilippo Gherardi. AVN looks closely at current streetwear trends from around the world and translates them into complete looks. 

Burstenhaus Redecker was established in Germany in 1935 by Friedrich Redecker who, after becoming blind at the age of four, mastered the artisan craft of brush making. Today, the Burstenhaus Redecker company remains family owned and stands for the successful combination of design, functionality and use of beautiful, sustainable wood and natural, ethically sourced fibers. This is supported by Redecker's very own mix of inventor’s mentality and solid craftsmanship.

Catherine Andre established her design house In 1995. Based on creativity and quality, her collections charm the viewer with their timeless lines and unique Catherine André jacquards. A true craft enhanced by the detailed choices of color, fabric and volume, blending mastery and emotion at the same time.

Coclico French for poppy flower was founded in 2000 by Sandra Canselier, a French expatriate living in New York. A native of Brittany, France, Canselier's family has been making shoes for three generations, a background that led Canselier to start her own line and open a boutique in Nolita. Crafted in Spain using sustainable practices, including using vegetable-based dyes, local suppliers, and recycled shoe boxes. Coclico shoes pair style with comfort for a beautiful, guilt-free aesthetic.

Collection PRIVEE? was founded in 1988 by the Bizzi family. What began as shoes and accessories blossomed into a men's and women's line known for their deconstruction and reinterpretation of classic designs.

European Culture is a contemporary Italian label first established in 1999. Its specializes in the use of the high-quality clothing-dyeing process, which means that European Culture clothing is cut-and-sewn then bathed in tanks of dye to provide a rich, multi-faceted color that ages gracefully. The collections take their inspiration from modern European culture and cosmopolitan lifestyles, with active sportswear, formalwear and tailoring to suit all occasions. Impeccably crafted by experts in Italy, European Culture clothing is a cut above the rest.

Esby Apparel is designed in Austin and produced in New Orleans, Esby Apparel maintains a timeless season-to-season day to night wearability. Womenswear inspired by the comfort of menswear. Esby is part of the slow fashion movement, which has an emphasis on quality over large production quantity, sustainable practices and a made in USA heart and soul.

Etnia Barcelona is what happens when you combine a young group with a passion for design and a yearning to create an eyewear collection that reflects their fashion forward spirit, a personal style, and above all, an individual expression. They find their vision in "etnia," a brand that represents characters of international style, daring and imagination.

Gidigio was founded in 1996 by Giorgio D'Alessandro. His focus was driven by innovation in the shoe industry and forefront styles. D'Alessandro is still a driving force in the design and production of the label and it's Made in Italy sensibility. 

HACHE founded by Manuela Arcari, the Hache brand takes inspiration from cultures all over the world to create a harmonious blend of contemporary design and eclectic, versatile style. The unique, Italian label was launched in 1990 to instant success, and now appeals to diverse women with intelligent and feminine yet rugged silhouettes.

Hansel from Basel Los Angeles-based artist-turned-designer Hannah Byun created Hansel from Basel in 2007 as a way to apply a sense of much-needed zest to everyday legwear. Originally inspired by Hannah’s childhood nickname (“Hansel”) and her fascination with Switzerland (therefore “from Basel”), the collection is forever and always finding inspiration in every nook and cranny of life, from the mundane to the magical. 

Hasami tableware is made from a mixture of clay minerals. The clay creates an earthy and coarse, primitive texture. Each piece is created in a modular function so that they are conveniently stackable. Inspiration for their stacking mechanism comes from tiered boxes used in Japanese cuisine, now repurposed for modern living. Hasami Porcelain pieces are hand-made in Hasami, Nagasaki, where ceramics have been the main craft industry for the past 400 years.

Henry Christ began while being at different ends of the world. Two friends, Henning (Henry) and Christian (Christ), decided to create their own label in 2009, via Skype. Their inter-industry knowledge from international careers in engineering and business management, affinity for fashion as well as inner drive motivated the founders to establish a new brand. Henry Christ stands for contemporary designs and highest quality to celebrate individual beauty. The best way to experience this feature is to touch the luxuriously soft fabrics such as cashmere and silk blends used for the garments. Moreover, the cosy and pleasant haptics of the products immediately make you feel comfortable and in tune with yourself and the world around you. 

Hestra Founded in 1936 by Martin Magnusson and now being run by the 3rd and 4th generation of Margnussons. Design and development is done at the headquarters in the town of Hestra, Sweden. Where the use of highest quality materials go into creating an exceptional product.

Lauren Manoogian’s line began as a series of wearable material experiments. After a few serendipitous encounters wearing these pieces, she began selling at select boutiques who fully embraced the bold yet humble designs. The brand has now expanded to include knits, which are made in Peru in collaboration with local knitters.

Le Sarte Pettegole established in 2007, is best known for their soft colors, precise tailoring and distinct patterns. Le Sarte Pettegole uses 100% cotton in their designs in order to keep fabric integrity consistent in all their collections. 

LUMI is the brainchild of the Finnish-French designer duo Sanna Kantola and Bruno Beaugrand. After founding the company in New York City in 2000, it has quickly grown into a successful global handbag brand, being now sold in over 25 countries worldwide. LUMI represents a unique proposition in the world of leather goods, combining directional, yet unpretentious design aesthetics with industry leading sustainable production methods where 60 percent of the products are using vegetable-tanned leather (compared to an industry standard of 10 percent). Their will and determination of making LUMI a global success story is also reflected in the powerful slogan of the brand, LUMI – The Only Bags You’ll Ever Need. 

Majestic Filatures since 1989 Majestic Filatures has provided excellence in the deluxe basics market. Designed and manufactured in Europe, Majestic uses high quality materials, pre-washes and quality tests all of its garments before bringing them to production. 

Maryam Nassir Zadeh's collection is based on her life as a mother and career person, and draws from her international perspective as an Iranian-born, American-raised woman with family in India and Mexico, and a love of world travel. The origin of her vision when designing is the profound connectivity of it all. The shoe collection offers a variety of timeless, evocative silhouettes in a vibrant and sophisticated color assortment.

Mimbres Valley Charles Galatis began Mimbres Valley in 2009, after being inspired by a long-delayed return visit to N. India. Charles founded Mimbres with the aim of only producing work that is handcrafted and of a very high Caliber. Mimbres Valley is intrigued by sustainable materials, such as natural plant-based dyes, organic cotton, flax, nettle and wild silk. In addition to presenting traditional hand-woven and block-printed textiles, Mimbres is inspired by expanding the potential of various dyeing techniques such as Bandhani, Shibori, clamp and dip dying.

MM6 Belgium native Martin Margiela has firmly established a legend in the fashion industry. Though he no longer helms the house, his iconic name lives on and now boasts popular diffusion line MM6. Offering up a complementary vision of the femininity of the main fashion house, MM6 champions a relaxed aesthetic and has been championing easy-to-wear staples steeped in graphic prints and innovative fabrics since its inception. MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela heels are the epitome of directional femininity. Vertiginous sandals, wedges, moccasins and boots are crafted from lavish materials for a premium injection of luxury style all-year round.

Monsoon began in 1973 when the first Monsoon boutique opened on London’s Beauchamp Place. Founder Peter Simon had returned from a life-changing road trip around Asia – determined to share the colorful marvels of his experience. And the first Monsoon collections featured gorgeous bohemian clothes made in Indian villages using hand-loomed cotton fabrics, organic vegetable dyes and artisanal block-printing techniques. Monsoon believes in the positive, empowering, life-changing power of trade rather than aid. A founding member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), Monsoon has been at the forefront of driving sustainable improvements in working conditions and livelihoods wherever they do business. Each year, the Monsoon Accessorize Trust (founded in 1994) supports life-changing projects in income-generation, healthcare and education for over 15,000 women and children throughout Asia.

Obakki Treana Peake founded Obakki in 2005. Based in Vancouver, the luxury label is an extension of Peake, an avid traveler and leading humanitarian. From cross-country road trips to the cattle camps of South Sudan, her diverse inspirations lead Peake to create special and versatile pieces that connect customers to a real story.

Paraboot was first established in 1908 in Izeaux, a small village at the foot of the Alps, Paraboot is a luxury French brand with more than 100 years' experience creating handcrafted footwear. The family-run label has remained committed to old-world techniques, Goodyear welts and only the finest hand-cut leathers, resulting in a truly exceptional collection of men's Paraboot shoes. Today, the men's Paraboot shoes collection features everything from elegant full grain leather Monk shoes to hardy walking boots and simple brogues. Timeless yet relevant to the modern wardrobe, these pieces are as stylish and sophisticated as they are luxurious.

Pas De Calais is a Japanese based line by Yukari Suda formed in 1998. Named for the coast of northern France and the regions lacemaking tradition. Designed with handcrafted linen, cotton and silks in neutral tones using traditional and advanced dying techniques on their original textiles. Pas de Calais exudes a Japanese design esthetic with French elegance.

P.Monjo casual and urban are the adjectives that best describe the Label P.MONJO, founded in 2010 in Menorca. A high quality, laid-back brand for women and men, which attaches great importance to quality, comfort and the uniqueness of its designs. P.MONJOS’ designs are not subject to any norms, thus they attract people that like to experiment and combine forms, materials and textures, and are keen on arts, vintage and bohemia.

Priory is a consideration of comfort, quality and functionality. Designed by Canadian designers, Eunice Q, and Armin T, they primarily source textiles through their travels and work with local businesses to develop and produce each collection.

Samuji In Helsinki, Finland, Samuji opperates as a creative studio and design house. Launched in 2011, Samuji works with materials from Europe and Japan that are manufactured in Europe. Samuji offers a Classic and Seasonal line, both of which pay large attention to quality and minimalist design but the Seasonal design focuses more closely on bohemian and colorful design while the Classics stand to be timeless.

Snow Peak, founded by mountaineer Yukio Yamai in 1958 is an intrepid outdoors specialist and fashion retailer. Currently based in Portland, the brand is widely renowned for its high levels of quality, innovation and enduring sense of style. Men's Snow Peak clothing delivers ranges for all weathers, while aesthetics remain clean, crisp and contemporary. Fabrics are an important focus of the collection, with everything from durable woven cotton shirts to water resistant windbreakers served up. For a statement you can count on when you need it most, look no further than men's Snow Peak clothing.

Tzuri Gueta, a graduate of Shenkar College in Tel Aviv, is a designer and textile engineer who has been based in Paris since 1996. Growing up on the shores of the Mediterranean, he was in direct contact with the elements of nature, and his work reflects his roots. In his quest for textile materials, Gueta came upon silicone, and it soon became his signature material. This polymer, composed mostly of silica, possesses extraordinary properties of solidity and flexibility. By combining silicone with openwork textile materials, Gueta invented a technique of blowing silicone into lace. The technique was patented in 2005.

Virginia Bizzi, as a daughter of a designer, has grown up in very close contact with fashion, breathing and assimilating its contents. She debuts with a fall/winter 14 capsule collection entirely made of leather. Opposites, contrasts and mixes intertwine among them through new experimental paths creating unique must-haves.

Wrk-Shp is a design studio based in Los Angeles run by an architect, Ryan Upton, and architect-turned-clothing designer, Airi Isoda. Their interests range from tiny mundane objects to large scale buildings and everything in between. Their clothing line is designed using textiles from Japan and produced in California. Their furniture designs and home products are made by local, highly-skilled crafts-people all made proudly in The USA.

Yoshi Kondo started his own label in 1993, after spending many years working under the Issey Miyake brand in Japan. Yoshi Kondo now designs out of Paris with a focus on minimalistic design.

 

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